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Radiant Heart Open Mind, Isle of Cumbrae Retreat | Oct 27 – 29

October 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - October 29, 2023 @ 1:30 pm

Isle of Cumbrae Retreat

Radiant Heart, Open Mind

With Gen Kelsang Cho

October 27 – 29

The perfect island getaway – suitable for beginners

Join us for our very first retreat on the beautiful Isle of Cumbrae, a short journey from Glasgow.

Set in stunning scenery, as soon as you step on the boat you can begin to relax and unwind.

About the Retreat

Radiant Mind, Open Heart ~ a meditation retreat for deepening our connection with others

During this retreat, Gen Cho will explain and guide us in the meditation known as developing cherishing love. In ordinary life, we often confuse love with desirous attachment, and as a result we often experience pain and disappointment within our so-called ‘loving’ relationships. But authentic love can never cause pain. It only ever produces happiness. Why? Because true love actually arises from a profound understanding of our interdependence and interconnection with everyone. This understanding liberates us from our painful self-centred grasping attachments, and opens us to an expansive and ever more inclusive empathy and love that brings joy, harmony and purpose into our lives.

Gen Kelsang Cho is our acting principal teacher and is also the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Rome. He has been practising for over 20 years under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. His clear and joyful teachings are an inspiration to all.


The retreat will take place at FSC Millport, Marine Parade Millport, KA28 0EG

Schedule and Travel

The retreat begins with the evening meal and a teaching on Friday evening and finishes with lunch on Sunday


If you plan to bring your car across on the ferry then you will need to book your ferry journey in advance which you can do via

The ferry crossing is ‘Largs to Cumbrae’ and they generally run every 15 minutes.

Rooms are accessible from 4pm on the Friday with supper at 6pm.

If you plan to come across without a vehicle then there is no need to book your ferry in advance you would just turn up and pay for your ferry ticket on the day.

For those using public transport, you can take the bus from the ferry terminal to FSC – Field Studies Council, Millport.

Prices & Booking

Please note the accommodation prices include the retreat, meals and refreshments from Friday evening until Sunday lunchtime.

All rooms are en-suite with a variety of accommodation preferences.

Please click on the Book Now button to view options and prices.

We’ve sold out of on-site accommodation. You can book onto the waiting list or you can book to attend the retreat with your own offsite accommodation. Please use these options on the booking form. Thank you.


email –
phone – 0141 573 3220


October 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
October 29, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
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